(Element 7 Restaurant open late nights on Friday and Saturday)
arcade + libations
11am till late-ish daily
- KIDS WELCOME DAILY -
no kids allowed after 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays at Mission Control Bar Arcade on the Second Floor
515 north main street
santa ana, CA
2 parking structures off main street and 5th street, metered parking lot on 3rd and Bush, & metered parking throughout east end and throughout downtown santa ana
a collection of inspired eats, latte art, crafted cocktails, local beer and a retro 80s arcade.
we are passionate about gatherings and bringing family and friends together all under one space. we created this place to bring culture, fun, and share our love for food and games with the community. grab a family member or a friend and head downtown to our place.
what people say ...
Feast in a food hall
Featuring local vendors selling everything from meat pies and mussels to cupcakes and croissants, food halls have been trending for several years in cities across the nation. And the O.C. is no exception.
For the newest foodie-focused destination, check out McFadden Public Market in Santa Ana —here you’ll find plenty of Instagram-worthy culinary delights and even an arcade.
"McFadden has brought in one spot that’s sure to distinguish it from the pack: Mission Control, an arcade bar featuring vintage pinball arcade games.
Mission Control is Orange County’s first “arcade bar,” combining adult beverages with throwback games in the vein of L.A.’s Button Mash or EightyTwo. The establishment represents the fulfillment of a long-time dream for Leonard Chan, the entrepreneur behind the entire market, as well as a number of dining concepts around the region.
“I used to spend thousands of dollars in arcade games as a kid,” Chan told the L.A. Times. “Since I started, I’ve wanted to open a barcade, but there was no interest in nostalgia back then.”
Nostalgia won’t be the only reason to drop by McFadden Public Market, of course. There is also a collection of food vendors hand-selected by Chan himself, including fried chicken by Rooster Republic, ice cream by Milk Man and coffee by Solid Coffee Roasters. A Vietnamese concept called Bone Stock will offer selections including something called the Spring-ception, a spring roll stuffed with an eggroll.
Chan probably knows what it takes to assemble a good food hall mix. While this smaller-scale market is his first attempt at running one on his own, his existing projects already include stalls in the OC Mix, Union Market and Anaheim Packing District."
FACEBOOK + INSTAGRAM: @arcademissioncontrol
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